Safer Internet Day 2023 Education Resources now LIVE
It’s that exciting time once again – we are thrilled to announce that the official Safer Internet Day 2023 education resources are now live and ready to download.
This year, the theme is all about putting children and young people’s voices at the forefront of the campaign, encouraging them to help shape the future of online safety support.
The education resources are there to help teachers and professionals – whether as part of a school, charity, youth group, police service, business, library or wider – to deliver engaging and interactive Safer Internet Day sessions.
The resources are categorised into four age groups:
- 3-7 year olds
- 7-11 year olds
- 11-14 year olds
- 14-18 year olds
Tailored for each age group, the educational resources include lesson plans, assemblies, games, and other quick activities.
The packs are all free to download and available in English and Welsh. There are also printer friendly resources towards the end of the packs.
What is covered in the Safer Internet Day 2023 resources?
Tailored to each age range, the education resources include lesson plans, assemblies, as well as quick activities and games to engage your learners in Safer Internet Day.
The resources cover a huge array of topics all related to online safety, the online world and the meaning of Safer Internet Day.
There are plenty of discussion points for learners to provide their own opinions and reflect on their own use of devices, social media, online gaming and much more.
Particularly, they will help us answer vital questions to help make positive change, including:
- What issues really matter to children and young people?
- What changes do they want to see?
- How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
Read on for a synopsis of the resources for the age range your learners are in, and remember to keep your eyes peeled for deep dives on our blog page in the coming weeks and months.
We have assemblies for all age groups to help introduce Safer Internet Day and kickstart conversations surrounding the theme.
Under the slides you can find a script to help with delivery. To print the script, under the print settings, select print ‘Notes Pages’.
Otherwise, you can simply use the F5 button to enter presentation mode and read the digital script as you flick through the slides.
Resources for 3-7 year olds
Highlight: Hanni and the Magic Window
Hanni has a magic window at home but when she sees something that upsets her, she struggles to explain what has happened.
Explore your learners’ understanding of events and discuss who they could go to for help with a problem.
Resources for 7-11 year olds
The pack is designed to help primary aged learners to start talking about their experiences of using the internet, and to think about the issues that matter to them the most.
Highlight: A, B, C – How well do you know me?
This activity is a fun way to find out how people would respond to different online situations and spark discussions. Players simply take a card, read their situation, and the other players guess which option they would choose.
Resources for 11-14s
Our resources for 11-14s include opportunities to reflect on different forms of online communication, explore the influence of tech on their relationships and interests, and discuss the positive and negative impacts of online trends.
Highlight: ‘Being Online’ Bingo
With a colourful grid of online activities, from downloading a new app to reading a news article, can your learners find someone who has done each thing? Write a name in each box!
Resources for 14-18
Whilst still focussing on kickstarting online safety conversations, learners aged 14-18 will be encouraged to dig deeper and discuss issues in greater detail. Why does this issue exist, and what impact can it have? Whose responsibility is it to resolve the issue?
Highlight: Quote to Quote
We need your help – spread the word
We want to see all your plans for Safer Internet Day! Make sure you share what you are doing on your school or setting’s social media accounts.
In the education packs there is a social media template which invites you to customise with what you find young people want to talk about this Safer Internet Day – we’d love to see how you’ve used the template and other resources in your setting.
There is also a parents and carers information letter about Safer Internet Day to be shared on your newsletter, printed and sent home to parents or shared on your school/setting’s intranet! Please adapt this wording however you see fit.
We are asking schools and settings across the country to create their own youth charter using our template.
You can then share this with us so we can create a national charter which best represents all children and young people’s interests.
1. Discuss with your learners what they would like to include in their own youth charter.
2. Complete the template on the next page